To access your Domains settings, log into your iHOUSEweb admin menu, and click Domains, then click Settings on the domain you wish to change settings for.
Auto Renew Settings
If you registered your domain through us, we will automatically renew it each year and charge the $20 registration fee to the credit card on file for you. If you do not want to renew the domain, you can change your domain settings to let the domain expire on its annual renew date.
If you need to take your entire website offline, you can use this control to unpublish your website. All of your email addresses will still remain active. To republish your website check the publish icon on the line of your domain.
Note: Bringing an unpublished website back to published can take several hours to come online. Also, leaving a website unpublished for any period of time can negatively affect your rankings in Google, Yahoo, and other search engines.
Advanced DNS/MX Settings
WARNING: This is where we keep the advanced dns controls. For 99% of iHOUSE Elite Customers you will never need to touch this section. If you do not know about DNS or if you do not have specific instructions from someone who does, then please do not make changes in this area. Anything you have hosted by another company via these advanced DNS settings (such as email) is no longer the responsibility of iHOUSEweb, Inc. We are unable to support those functions beyond telling you how to bring those functions back under iHOUSE hosting control.
Mail Exchange (MX) Records
MX Records are used to route your email to a specific email service. You should only have to change these records if you choose NOT to use the Google Email service provided by iHOUSEweb. You'll first want to make sure you've contacted your host mail and obtained your MX Records for your email account. Usually, there will be an Incoming and Outgoing record for each, and a priority number paired with both each.
From the dropdown, select MX Records, and enter in the MX Record and Priority number provided to you by your mail host. Repeat this step for any following records that your host provides.
Push Domain to Enom
If we registered your domain for you, we will automatically manage it for you as well. However, if you wish to manage your own domain, you can transfer it to your own Enom account. Simply use the Push Domain to Enom feature in the Domain Settings section. This will create a new account on Enom for you and put your domain name into that account. Should you decide to manage your domain name, we will no longer bill you for the domain. This also means that you will then be responsible for renewing it, managing the DNS, and making sure the contact information is correct.
If you are absolutely sure that you no longer wish to use a domain for your Elite Website, you can delete it from your account. Deleting a domain will delete all email addresses associated with the domain as well. If you delete a domain that we registered for you, we will not renew the registration when it is due.
Note: deleting a domain does not cancel your iHOUSE Elite account. Charges for the website will continue even if you have no domain attached to your account.